Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts
This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Return email is actually: firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish to intimate you with a request that would be of immense Benefit to both of us. Being an executor of wills, Codicil and Administration of Estate, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client's situations when we cannot help it, or left with no better option.
I am Real Estate | Probate Lawyer Mike Foxx, Courthouse Chambers, Cork, Ireland. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client Denny Colin
(M) (an Irish and also Australia National by birth) a consultant/contractor with Gulf Maritime General Trading & contracting Company) who WILLED a fortune to his next-of-kin.
It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin Denny Sawitree (F)died on the same day in the One-Two-Go Orient-Thai Airlines flight OG269 Phuket Airport plane crash of Monday,17th September 2007 from Bangkok to Phuket, a Thai island resort.
For more information see full Passenger' Manifest:
http://angkor.com/2bangkok/2bangkok/forum/showthread.php?t=2764&page=3 (dead forum)
I am now faced with the Task of who to pass the fortune to. According to the Irish law, the fortune is supposed to be bequeathed to the Government.However, I don't belong to that school of thought which proposes that the fortune of unlucky people be given to the Government. My client made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at (7, 500,000.00) Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling for twelve (12) calendar months with Ulster Bank Ltd, Ballincollig Cork, Ireland.
Upon maturity, the bank sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. As the legal representative, It is my legal duty to inform Ulster Bank Ltd about the sudden death of my client and to present the Next of Kin in accordance with the Irish Probate and Inheritance laws.This sum of 7,500,000.00 Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling is in the Bank right now and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.In accordance with the Irish Law on probate and Inheritance, at the expiration of4 (four) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Irish Government, if nobody applies as the Next of kin to Claim the fund.
Consequently, I shall present you to stand as the next of kin to my Late Client so that you and I can benefit from the fruit of this old man's labour to enhance Humanitarian Organization World wide.
For now, I alone know about his last will/Testament, as my client has great confident in me. Everything will be left between you and I. The share would be 50% for you and 50% for me. All I have to Do is to amend the Last will/Testament of my late client to make you the beneficiary (next of Kin) to the claim of the Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling legally.
As I am not very sure of getting your consent on the issue, I prefer not to divulge my full identity so as not to risk being disbarred. The Irish Bar considers it a breach of the oath of the Irish Bar. I need not emphasize to you that the sensitivity of this issue need not be toyed with by neglecting its confidentiality.Due to the risk involve and also the activities of fraudsters now rampant on the Internet, and until I am sure of your consent, full co-operation and genuine willingness to assist me for our mutual benefit, I would prefer that we maintain correspondence by email.
Upon acceptance, I shall send to you a copy of the probate and Inheritance return information form and the detailed Information on how this business would be successfully transacted.At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full co-operation and confidentiality are all that are required for us to take full advantage of this great opportunity.
Do send your full names, address, and Private telephone & fax numbers for easy communication. Please note that You can also reach me at:email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Barrister Mike Foxx
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Not sure if anything is needed here, how many times can we say what a Nigerian scam is about?
Scam ... end of story.
FROM MR JIM CHUBA
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT
FOREIGN CONTRACTORS ALLOWANCE PAYMENT
TEL /FAX : +234 8089703114
MOTTO: PAYMENT WITH GOOD FAITH
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE ARE TWO GENTLEMEN WHO CAME TO OUR OFFICE THIS MORNING CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE CONTRACTORS ALLOWANCE PAYMENT.
ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED YOUR ACCOUNTING INFORMATIONS WHERE YOU WANT YOUR ALLOWANCE PAYMENT OF $3.5,MILLION DOLLARS TO BE TRANSFERED, BUT WE REALLY WANT TO INFORM YOU BEFORE WE GO AHEAD TO MAKE THIS TRANSFER BECAUSE THIS DEPARTMENT WAS JUST SET UP NEWLY FOR THE PAYMENT OF FOREIGN CONTRACTORS ALLOWANCE AND WE WILL BE CLOSING WITHIN 4 DAYS, SO WE REALLY WANT TO FINALIZE THIS TRANSFER BEFORE THE 4 WORKING DAYS OF THIS ALLOWANCE PAYMENT.
PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH US FASTER TODAY .
MR. JIM CHUBA.
Hello, Craig Solomon
We have come across your resume and look at you as a potential employee for our company.
You may learn about our activities at our web-site.
We'd like to offer you the Financial Manager position.
You may also hold a position in a different company as the position we are offering won't occupy plenty of your time.
Requirements for the Financial manager position:
- Over 22 years old
- 2-4hours of free time per week
- THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE USA obligatory
Financial manager position obligations:
- Monthly report on performed tasks
- Well-timed cashing of the checks issued on your name
- Work efficiency
Financial manager position payment (earnings, profits):
- The first trial month - $1600. It'll grow up to $2700 later on
- Every transaction's commission at least 10% out of cashed check sum or out of sum entered to your account).
Our company undertakes to cover transaction, check clearance and all other expenses at its own cost.
If you agree to work for our company, it is necessary for you to:
1) To register yourself on the company's site as a Financial Manager.
WHEN REGISTERING, FILL IN YOUR DATA WITHOUT MISTAKES.
2) Adhere to the instructions indicated on the site during registration. Fill in the Contract, etc.
- Reply to: Colby Group email@example.com
- Phone seems to be a toss away mobile phone 703-563-6314
- Commonwealth of Virginia is the 703 Area Code
- Area code does not match the city they are claiming they are from
- The real Colby Group http://www.colbygroup.com is not involved with this in any way.
Dear Craig Solomon,we have received your resume and your skills, experience and education are a
good match for our current needs, please read our proposition.
At Colby Group we work hard and are rewarded for it. Joining our team
is not just a job, but also a chance to further your career skills and learn new
ones in the process. Our team looks forward to hearing from you soon.
Company Background - Established in Southwest Virginia in 1986 by Nick
McVeight Colby Solutions Group provides experienced resources for your business - full service payroll,
benefits, HR and business solutions. Our team anticipates, troubleshoots and then designs solutions for your administrative challenges.
Our personal care and attention to our client's needs makes us different. Our team's extensive knowledge allows us to determine the best solutions for your business.
Our combined purchasing power and expert administrative solutions has saved our client's thousands of dollars annually. Our services allow our clients to have the time,
energy and resources to focus on increasing their company's bottom line. The result is greater productivity and profits.
POSITION: REPRESENTATIVE MANAGER
Thank you for your interest in the Representative Manager position. We are
currently seeking highly interested individuals for this position Nationwide –
USA. This is a part-time/full time position with excellent opportunities.
A Representative Manager is a full-time/part-time position, demands 2-4 hours per day and
mostly home-based position. This position requires you to work closely with
Senior Manager, or other management staff to provide executive support in
processing banking transactions to complete client’s payments and
transactions. This is mainly accomplished by banking in the branch – banking
by phone and online is sometimes an option. With branches across USA and one of
the largest banking networks in the world, you will always have quick and
convenient access to your accounts and wide array of banking services.
A Representative Manager needs executive skills to carry out the daily banking functions. Senior Managers
rely on the Representative Managers to make the best of their time by dealing
with bank branch and money transfer services, secretarial and administrative
tasks – integrity is a trait that is highly valued within the company.
In Branch Services:
Open a new account to receive and process transfers into the account from
clients. Every week our Managers will contact you in the case that our USA
client has no ability to send payment to one of our offices - you should send money from your branch.
Withdraw the amount needed to send to the client from the bank branch, and send
the funds to client using a traditional transfer system (Western Union, Money
Gram, Online transfer options, and other options available). After transfer is
completed, email Senior Manager the transfer details given in the transaction
within the given time period allowed in the email.
This position is based on a salary and commission bonus structure. The commission is 8 percents
or every transaction completed on a daily basis (transfers etc), and the weekly salary is 1000 USD weekly.
Weekly Salary Example: [2000 USD received in bank account from client]
subtract 8 commission [160 USD] – therefore, and send 1840 to client as requested
in email from Manager. 3 transfers per week=480 USD commission + 1000 salary per week.
The Weekly commission ranges from [500-3000] for a typical Representative Manager.
The salary of 1000 USD weekly is in addition to the commission received, and
will be processed by direct deposit into your bank account provided to the Senior Manager.
Miner Solutions rule is providing one client’s payment for one account per day – this allows us to be free of additional taxes.
-Working hours are generally from [9:00 AM – 12:00 AM], 2-4 days per week,
with flexibility possible is coordinated with management. Longer hours may be
required, depending on current deadlines and workload.
-The position requires the individual to have Internet access and Cell Phone to
carry out transactions on a daily basis. The Email account should be checked
regularly in the time frame that is assigned to work within the week.
-A Bank Account is required, to complete the Representative Manager’s
transactions on a daily basis. Your successful promotion depends on your bank
-Jobs are available in most areas of the country, the majority in large towns
-Career breaks are possible, but as with any profession, if you are considering
re-entry you must keep up to date with development with the company and
-It is estimated that the majority of the 41 percents Service Representatives are female, and
this trend is rising. The typical age range for this position: 20-70 years.
-Opportunities to travel and work abroad will be determined by the nature of
If you think you have what it takes to join our highly skilled team we encourage you to apply today!
Colby Group has a great team and wants you to help us in continuing to make our team stronger
and more effective. We are currently working on the East Coast, West Coast, and Central America.
Your Application Form online, send it to our email, SUBJECT: Application - Representative
*City, State, Zip:
Short Essay about yourself (200 characters max.)
Send this short application to our email and a Manager should contact you shortly.
Sincerely Nick McVeigh, co-owner Colby Solutions Group
181 Tech Dr., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Colby Group Solutions - makes the difference!